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Saint Francis Borgia - October 10

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breski1 Also known as Francisco de Borja y Aragon Memorial 30 September 3 October (Jesuits) 10 October on some calendars Profile Born to the nobility, the great-grandson of Pope Alexander VI; …More
breski1 Also known as Francisco de Borja y Aragon
Memorial
30 September
3 October (Jesuits)
10 October on some calendars

Profile
Born to the nobility, the great-grandson of Pope Alexander VI; grandson of King Ferdinand of Aragon; son of Duke Juan Borgia. Raised in the court of King Charles V and educated at Saragossa, Spain. Married Eleanor de Castro in 1529, and the father of eight children. Accompanied Charles on his expedition to Africa, 1535, and to Provence, 1536. Viceroy of Catalonia, 1539–1543. Duke of Gandia, 1543–1550. Widower in 1546.
Friend and advisor of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Joined the Jesuits in 1548. Ordained in 1551. Notable preacher. Given charge of the Jesuit missions in the East and West Indies. Commissary-general of the Jesuits in Spain in 1560. General of the Jesuits in 1565. Under his generalship the Society established its missions in Florida, New Spain and Peru, and greatly developed its internal structures. Concerned that Jesuits were in danger of getting too involved in their work at the expense of their spiritual growth, he introduced their daily hour-long meditation. His changes and revitalization of the Society led to him being sometimes called the “Second Founder of the Society of Jesus”. He worked with Pope Saint Pius V and Saint Charles Borromeo in the Counter-Reformation.
Born
28 October 1510 at Gandia, Valencia, Spain
Died
30 September 1572 at Ferrara, Italy
relics translated to the Jesuit church in Madrid, Spain in 1901
Beatified
23 November 1624 by Pope Gregory XV in Madrid, Spain
Canonized
20 June 1670 by Pope Clement X in Rome, Italy
Patronage
against earthquakes
Portugal
Rota, Marianas
Representation
skull crowned with an emporer’s diadem
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